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Lumina Foundation Announces Strategic Social Investment Strategy

May 09, 2016

Lumina announces impact investing program with the first group of strategic social investments: Credly, BridgeEdu, and New Profit.

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Investing in Employee Tuition Benefits Yields Significant Financial Payback for Major Corporation, Study Finds

April 25, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (April 25, 2016)—Investing in college tuition as an employee benefit helps companies attract and retain top talent, but a new study of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) shows there’s another compelling reason for employers to embrace the benefit: it improves the bottom line.

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New Report Shows National Postsecondary Attainment Rate Rises to More Than 45 Percent

April 08, 2016

The U.S. is making slow, but steady progress in the number of Americans who hold high-quality credentials beyond high school diplomas. New data on nationwide postsecondary attainment released today by Lumina Foundation in its latest A Stronger Nation report indicates that 40.4 percent of working-age Americans (ages 25-64) held high-quality two- or four-year degrees in 2014, the latest U.S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey) figures available, up slightly from 40.0 percent in 2013.

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Outcomes-Based Funding: Important Takeaways for State Policymakers

March 10, 2016

A new series of reports argue for tying public funding to student outcomes.

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Lumina Foundation Papers Highlight How Outcomes-Based Funding Focuses Public Colleges and Universities on Increasing Student Completion

Nov 03, 2015

Lumina Foundation released the first installment in a series of papers on how states and public institutions are using new outcomes-based funding models to improve upon outdated performance- and enrollment-based funding approaches.

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New Poll Reveals Increasing Talent a National Priority

Sep 08, 2015

An overwhelming majority of Americans say the federal government should make it a high priority to increase the talent of our nation’s workforce, according to a new Gallup-Lumina Foundation Pulse Poll.

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Lumina Foundation Announces Election of New Board Member

Aug 31, 2015

Lumina Foundation has announced the election of Austan Goolsbee to serve on Lumina Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Lumina Issues Affordability Benchmark to Reset National Conversation About College Affordability

Aug 19, 2015

Lumina releases Affordability Benchmark for Higher Education to define a clear and common understanding of what “affordable” means to students and families.

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Foundations work to close higher education gap through associate’s degree-attainment effort

July 07, 2015

Six major foundations today announced results from a joint initiative to increase postsecondary attainment by easing the path to completing associate’s degrees. Over its 15-month duration, the program, Credit When It’s Due, enabled 7,000 students from 11 states to secure associate’s degrees –helping to reduce the sizable ranks of Americans with some college but no degree.

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A series of reports show investing in employee tuition reimbursement yields significant financial payback.
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